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Sega says Genesis Mini 2 could have “one-tenth” the provision of the unique

In a nutshell: Sega earlier this yr introduced it could be launching a follow-up to its unique Genesis Mini retro console. The brand new mini will probably be primarily based on the Genesis Mannequin 2 and can include over 50 pre-installed retro video games however as was revealed in July, US distribution is a little bit of a multitude and we now have a greater understanding of why that’s.

In an announcement to Ars Technica, a Sega of Japan rep instructed the publication that the brand new miniaturized console was actually a “Japan-only venture.” Sega ultimately determined to do a Genesis Mini 2 for Western audiences however mentioned the system might solely be produced in small numbers because of the world semiconductor scarcity.

Sega of Japan mentioned the variety of Genesis Mini 2 consoles manufactured will equal one-tenth the overall manufacturing of the unique Genesis Mini. We do not know what number of Genesis Minis have been produced so it is laborious to quantify manufacturing capability. Nonetheless, one-tenth is considerably much less irrespective of the way you slice it.

This being a Japan-only venture explains why events in North America should import the Genesis Mini 2. It is just being offered by way of an Amazon itemizing at an inflated value and with a supply price of $21.99. As of writing, NA patrons should shell out $128.64 plus any relevant taxes to have the mini console shipped over from Japan.

That is far more than the unique’s $79.99 value out of the gate however is not far off what new-in-box examples are presently commanding on eBay.

The Genesis Mini 2 will ship with greater than 50 pre-installed video games together with OutRun, Virtua Racing and Vectorman 2 in addition to a handful of Sega CD titles like Sonic CD and Mansion of Hidden Souls. I personally do not suppose the library is as sturdy as what debuted with the unique mini console however there are some gems I would like to play, and the machine itself would make a pleasant addition to my mini console assortment.

It launches on October 27.